Francois Pinon Vouvray Silex Noir 2017

"100% Chenin Blanc. Silex Noir is named for the black-flint soils characteristic of two parcels totalling 3.7 hectares that go into this bottling. These sites lie on hilly south-southeast-exposed terrain, below the plateau of cooler clay soils above from whence comes Pinon's Trois Argiles bottling, but with the same underpinning of classic Vouvray tuffeau (chalky limestone) about a meter and half down. The Silex Noir vines are sunnier and warmer and more humid; botrytis tends to develop here, so harvest here happens ahead of the Trois Argiles. The vines average 40 years old. They are farmed organically." - Winery
Availability: In stock
SKU: 37214
$8.26 (25%)

"A silky, mineral-driven version, featuring wet stone and sel gris notes that stand firm from start to finish, underscoring lemon zest, green plum and quince flavors. A bit taut now, but shows incredible precision, depth and complexity, which should all shine through after a few more years of aging. Best from 2021 through 2031. 200 cases imported." — AZ

Products specifications
Size 750ML
ABV% 25.0
Country France
Region Loire
Vintage 2017
Wine Types White Wine
Wine Spectator 94